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I’ve been having trouble with yahoo. Someone keeps ripping me off. They must have my IP address or something but yahoo has locked me out again. Any body know where I can get a free email address.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 1941 days ago


Ditto what Handidad posted. Gmail is easy to use, gives you lots of space and is free! You might even consider making “iGoogle” you home page. You can check your mail, Lumberjocks posts and a bunch of other stuff all on the same page.

Hope you are feel OK and your treatments are not too uncomfortable.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 1941 days ago

Mike, I use gmail too. You had some sort of bug in your yahoo account. I was sending out one of those email from Africa asking for money. Try the gmail. It’s easy and a good system….g

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 1941 days ago

My two cents would be Mike, to go with Google. When I first started learning the computer I had a few e-mail accounts. My son taught me to get with Google and I have never looked back. I have the Google home page that you can custom fit with your own interests. You can use the Google Alerts, (I wrote a thread on it here a couple of days back) and if you do decide to switch to Google, I can give you links of different things one can use Google mail for, it is truly amazing. There really is nothing like it on the web. Plus it has tons of room. I still have a Yahoo account, pretty much because I have to have it for a couple reasons, but without exaggerating 85 % of my mail I receive in that account is spam. I would say on the average a spam e-mail makes its way into my G-mail account maybe once every 3 months. I am not lying. Yes like lew says you can have your LJ’s on there and sooo much more. I LOVE it and if you have any questions I may be able to help you with please ask. I have learned a ton about g-mail and Google in general. It’s almost a little hobby of mine.
Good luck and please let us all know, will ya?

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#5 posted 1941 days ago

On another note… If you have an online account with an internet service provider. And you most certainly have. They’ve provided you with one or more internet accounts. Which means if you can get on the internet through them you can get your mail. The account is reliable and fast and handles attachments more cleanly than a web based mail account. I never understand why people who pay for an internet account don’t use the mail space they’ve been given. Oh, and with your isp mail you can also get it online like gmail.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#6 posted 1941 days ago

Google! its a nice place Mike, lots of applications, translator,weather, groups, anything!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#7 posted 1941 days ago

Mike I use … . very well also you get a signal everytime you have mail

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#8 posted 1941 days ago

My ISP is AT&T and I use their’s with no problems. One limitaion with Hotmail (the last time I checked) is that they limit you to smaller file sizes than some of the others which can present hassle when sending or receiving large files like high res. photos.

-- Joe

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#9 posted 1941 days ago

Thanks everyone I think I’ll take Allisons advice and just go with her gmail advice, it sounds like the way to go.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 1941 days ago

I would agree that gmail is nice.

I have had an account before they were available to the public.

I check my e-mail with my e-mail program (Eudora) without ever having to open my browser, but I can if I wanted to.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 1941 days ago

I started G-mail a couple of months ago Mike, Go for it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 1941 days ago

Back to what Daniel said. 1. you don’t pay for an Internet account you pay for the service. I used my Internet account for email for several months and that’s what convinced me to go to google. I agree with Allison plus if you change isp you don’t have to change your e-mail address.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#13 posted 1941 days ago

Mike I have a gmail account and I have it forwarded to my isp account. So I never go there I go to the one by my iSP. If I ever change ISP’s then I’ll just forward my gmail it to my new address.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#14 posted 1941 days ago

I’m a happy iGoogle user, I even set up a different account at work. The network administrators at my
employer have my work PC so locked down I can not even get to MS Office. Google Documents is my
work around for that. Google Voice is in Beta, maybe I will finally be able to dump AT&T for good.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 1940 days ago

I’ve been getting some spam lately though.

But I think it’s coming through my MSN on Qwest account who is my provider.

I’d like to know how to remedy this, maybe some one has a remedy

Although it’s much easier to delete spam on Gmail.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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